SINGLE REVIEW: Demi Lovato – Sober


Whilst being in the middle of a massive world tour Demi Lovato has decided to open up to the world about her personal struggles in the most confronting and beautiful way possible, a piano ballad. ‘Sober’ brings a new definition to the word confessional with this heartbreaking song that hears her begging for forgiveness and understanding as she admits that she has relapsed after being sober for 6 years. It’s not an easy song to listen to because you do feel connected to every word she says through her strong vocal delivery but you can’t stop listening. The whole time you are rooting for her and purely just want her to grow and to be better but it’s a process and that is what this whole song is about. “To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before. I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore”. You can hear the shame and hurt with every lyric she sings and that is what is the most confronting part of this song. But what is so impressive and commendable is the transparency she’s offering to her fans. We are used to artists offering songs like these after they have overcome their demons but to offer it while she’s in the middle of this battle is hard and impressive. If you did have respect for Demi before this moment then you will definitely have some after you hear this song. It’s simple, beautiful and memorable. 



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